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    dane
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    is there any hope in the future for there being an automated tool change system, some old guy coding mentioned one in one of his youtube videos, but is that just a pipedream, or could something like that actually happen. i know ryan is the creator of the mpcnc maybe he could comment on this

    #88512

    Jeffeb3
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    Manual tool change isn’t that hard, and not required on every job. Automated tool change generally needs a different encoder, one you can set to a specific position, to turn the spindle 720 degrees to tighten it down, or whatever.

    It’s a tough challenge, for sure.

    #88530

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    It does sound like a wonderful thing but without a different collet system I don’t see this happening anytime in the near future. There are a few version out there on custom machines but there are other things I would rather focus on. I rarely do a tool change and when I do it is only one.

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    Guffy
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